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Tornado Warnings: Residence Halls

The local Weather Service Office issues a tornado warning when a tornado has been sighted or detected on radar in the Fayetteville area. The University's Emergency Alert Notification System will be activated when a tornado warning is received.

  • The ALERT NOW notification system will send an alert regarding the severe weather by landline, cell phone, and e-mail.
  • The air siren will be activated continuously for 3 minutes to alert persons outside buildings of the warning.

Take the following actions if a tornado is reported to be approaching the campus:

  • Go to the basement or interior hallway of your building's lowest floor, if time permits. Otherwise, get into the safest area of your classroom, residence hall, office or office building - near the inside wall and as far as possible from doors and windows.
  • Avoid auditoriums, gymnasiums, and other structures with wide, free-span roofs.
  • Take shelter underneath a desk or any other heavy furniture that is available.
  • Assume a "curled" seated position to better protect your head and eyes.

Information on Specific Residence Halls

Weaver

  • Everyone should move to the lowest level of the building (Basement)
  • If there isn't time to move to the lowest level, go into a bathroom, interior hallway or other room and stay as far away as possible from windows and doors.
  • Assume a curled seated position, tuck your head to your chest, and use your arms to shelter your head from any debris or objects that might shift.
  • Stay put until notified by University or city authorities that it is safe to come out.

Garber

  • Everyone should move to the lowest level of the building (Basement)
  • If there isn't time to move to the lowest level, go into a bathroom, interior hallway or other room and stay as far away as possible from windows and doors.
  • Assume a curled seated position, tuck your head to your chest, and use your arms to shelter your head from any debris or objects that might shift.
  • Stay put until notified by University or city authorities that it is safe to come out.

Sanford

  • Everyone should move to the lowest level of the building (Basement)
  • If there isn't time to move to the lowest level, go into a bathroom, interior hallway or other room and stay as far as possible from windows and doors.
  • Assume a curled seated position, tuck your head to your chest, and use your arms to shelter your head from any debris or objects that might shift.
  • Stay put until notified by University or city authorities that it is safe to come out.

Cumberland

  • Everyone should move to the lowest level of the building (Basement)
  • If there isn't time to move to the lowest level, go into the interior hallway or other room and stay as far as possible from windows and doors.
  • Assume a curled seated position, tuck your head to your chest, and use your arms to shelter your head from any debris or objects that might shift.
  • Stay put until notified by University or city authorities that it is safe to come out.

Pearce

  • Everyone should move to the lowest level of the building (1st Floor Interior Hall)
  • If there isn't time to move to the lowest level, go into a bathroom, interior hallway, or other room and stay as far as possible from windows and doors.
  • Assume a curled seated position, tuck your head to your chest, and use your arms to shelter your head from any debris or objects that might shift.
  • Stay put until notified by University or city authorities that it is safe to come out.

West

  • Everyone should move to the lowest level of the building (1st Floor Interior Hall)
  • If there isn't time to move to the lowest level, go into a bathroom, interior hallway, or other room and stay as far as possible from windows and doors.
  • Assume a curled seated position, tuck your head to your chest, and use your arms to shelter your head from any debris or objects that might shift.
  • Stay put until notified by University or city authorities that it is safe to come out.

Cape Fear Commons Phases I and II

  • Shelter in place inside a bathroom, interior hallway, or other room and stay as far as possible from windows and doors.
  • Assume a curled seated position, tuck your head to your chest, and use your arms to shelter your head from any debris or objects that might shift.
  • Stay put until notified by University or city authorities that it is safe to come out.

Village Residential Complex

  • Everyone should move to the lowest level of the building (1st Floor Interior Hallway near the laundry room)
  • If there isn't time to move to the lowest level, go into a bathroom, interior hallway, or other room and stay as far as possible from windows and doors.
  • Assume a curled seated position, tuck your head to your chest, and use your arms to shelter your head from any debris or objects that might shift.
  • Stay put until notified by University or city authorities that it is safe to come out.

McLean Residential Complex

  • Shelter in place inside a bathroom, interior hallway, or other room and stay as far as possible from windows and doors.
  • Assume a curled seated position, tuck your head to your chest, and use your arms to shelter your head from any debris or objects that might shift.
  • Stay put until notified by University or city authorities that it is safe to come out.

 

 

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